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Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 6.
A friend gave me an old Forcite explosives box. I had a home spun Fender 5F1 Champ chassis on my bench that was finished this past summer. It was built from scratch, using two re-claimed transformers…Continue
Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 27.
Started by Walter Haapapuro. Last reply by Gene Jones Dec 7, 2016.
I got a kit from Parts Express, lots of good features, no effects. My DIY cabinet is 6"x9"x13". I'll let the pictures do the talking.
Started by Danny B.. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 2, 2016.
When I made my dual chip amp, the 220uf caps on the output line was too bright. I ended up using 10uf caps to tame down the brightness. So try the 10uf cap.
Capacitor on the output line. low value to cut highs - high value to cut bass.
Right after I posted my request I saw a post by Paul Craig. It's exactly what I've been searching for. It's over there on the right side if anyone else is looking. Thanks Paul for doing that drawing and sharing.
Pete, look up on this page, see Paul Craig's discussion "Dual LM386 Chip Amp". Lots of info and schematic there. I've built dozens of LM386 amps (single chip). I find that the speaker and enclosure/box have a huge affect on volume projection and tone. For example, I add a line-out switch and jack to my LM386 amps. This allows the user to play through the speaker in the amp box, or flip the switch, connect the "line-out" jack to a bigger external speaker cabinet with an 8 ohm load for big sound.
Hey there fellow amp builders. Does any one have a decent schematic of a bridged LM386 amp. I'm currently building single LM386 circuits for my cigar box amps but I want something with a little more kick for a couple suitcase builds I want to do. There are lots of schematics on the web but a lot of them don't list values for components or include hooking up volume, gain, ect. Thanks in advance
BTW you don't know how close I came to keeping that Jukebox. But I already have my "ideal" amp and how many amps does a person need? (I know, trick question, right?)
Bwahahaha. Got your order, I'll try to ship it tomorrow or Friday. Seeing as how it's you I'm gonna make some final tweaks to make sure the sound is exceptional. : )
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